Archive for July 14th, 2009

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 39

image Our latest podcast Episode 39 is now available for download, this week we discuss the Toshiba TG01, the Acer F900, Apple Push Notifications and why they don’t work that well, Twitter SMS updates coming to O2 in August plus much more. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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Windows Mobile Marketplace will be open to 6.0 and 6.1 devices

image Msmobiles are reporting that the Windows Mobile App Store or Marketplace which will be launched with Windows Mobile 6.5, will be available for older 6.0 and 6.1 software devices. This would makes sense as the number of devices that will have 6.5 are limited and this would not be a good marketing opportunity for developers.

Todd Brix – new manager of Windows Marketplace has said Windows Marketplace will be available for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 by the end of 2009 (in addition to Windows Mobile 6.5 at launch in the fall).

via msmobiles

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Super cool gaming on Windows Mobile


Here a video I noticed on the Tilt Mobility site. There’s a lot of hype about the NVidia Tegra chip that we know will make its way to WM devices. Here’s a little demo of the chip in action showing augmented reality – where you mix real life images with computer generated images but this is in the context of a first person shooter that’s really incredible to watch. Just wait for the Skittles to appear:) We don’t know if this is a WM platform but this should be the same processor that will make it’s way to WM so it’s hopefully a good glimpse into the (near) future.

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Microsoft Pink Smartphone To Stay Microsoft Branded

Microsoft is rumoured to be releasing the new Pink smartphone under its own in-house branding.

Until now Microsoft has maintained that it is “committed to the licensing model”, but according to comments on the device will actually be branded as a Microsoft handset.

We would expect the handset to be running the newest version of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system, which depending on release will probably be Windows 7.

If the rumours are to be believed then the handset will be reserving a custom UI to sit atop the OS, one which will presumably remain unique to Microsoft’s own-branded handsets, rather than those running the re-sold Windows 7 OS.

Last we heard of the Pink project, the handset was being designed by Microsoft, with manufacture going to a third-party; this latest rumour flies in the face of official comments regarding an own-branded Microsoft handset and no doubt places Microsoft as a direct competitor of other handsets that will be running the Windows 7 system.

There’s no specs to report just yet, but we’d expect some serious touchscreen real-estate on board as well as the other usual suspects amongst the high-end feature set.

Posted by: John

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